Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Dress Review: Dearest Crimson Clover

Here's a dress I've been meaning to review for a while


I got this Ashley dress in Crimson Clover back in March when Trashy Diva's Crimson Clover collection was first released.

Upon seeing Trashy Diva's Crimson Clover print I immediately swooned! I love the sweet pale and raspberry pinks against the rich navy blue. I also love the unobtrusive addition of green and white to the color scheme which pairs so sweetly and gently together in this print. Looking closely at the print, the shading in the flowers and leaves is so dainty and pleasant. For all of these reasons, I am reminded of illustrations in vintage children's books looking at this print. It's such a dear and charming print I could not let this one pass me by.

While this print is uniquely it's own, I will probably not be the first to admit that when I first saw the Crimson Clover collection I immediately made a connection of how similar this print is to the recent Deep Sea Coral print (which I last wore here). Both prints feature a predominately pink design against a navy blue background. However, the similarities end there. Even so, because I bought the previous Deep Sea Coral print in the 1940's cut I was sure to pick a different cut when picking a dress to buy in this collection. It was not hard choosing the Ashley cut in this print though.

The Ashley cut is an often picked fan favorite out of Trashy Diva's many dress cuts. It has a classic late 1930's to 1940's look which features slightly puffed cap sleeves, figure flattering darts along the shoulder which end in gathers under the bustline, a fitted waist, and an a-line skirt. The side zip on this dress ensures the top back of the dress to have an uninterrupted panel of fabric to best feature the print and to give the back a smooth look. Also, like most of Trashy Diva's dresses, this dress is made of a period appropriate rayon material which also gives this dress a great feel and flow.

As for fit, I found this dress to fit true to size for the Ashley cuts... basically any Trashy Diva cuts with a fitted band under the bust I usually size up one from my usual size 10 to give extra breathing room though it probably would have been possible to have squeezed into my usual size.  

If this is a print you've got to have, you can check out the entire collection here. But don't hesitate too long as most of Trashy Diva's dresses do tend to sell out in lots of sizes before too long.


Trashy Diva's Ashley dress in Crimson Clover- Front View

Trashy Diva's Ashley dress in Crimson Clover- Front View
Trashy Diva's Ashley dress in Crimson Clover- Side View

Trashy Diva's Ashley dress in Crimson Clover- Back View

Trashy Diva's Ashley dress in Crimson Clover- Close Up




18 comments:

  1. Its really pretty 40s cuts suit you.

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    1. Thank you Katherine! <3 I love the sophistication of the cut!

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  2. Ah, so GORGEOUS on you, wow!! This print isn't my "thing", but I do think it looks really nice on the ladies I've seen it on!

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  3. That dress is so splendidly pretty! I love the classic, painterly quality to its floral print, as well as the navy (one of my favourite colours) background. It's a marvelous piece and one that looks gorgeous on you, sweet dear.

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you sweet Jessica! Navy is one of my favorite colors as well! I was so happy to see more of this color coming out by Trashy Diva!

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  4. What a perfect dress on you

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  5. This dress is so your style and looks so beautiful on you! xo

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  6. Such a gorgeous print and that style is beautiful on you! I know I say this all the time, but your Trashy Diva collection is so amazing!! x

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    1. Hehe! Thank you Kayla! Trashy Diva is my favorite brand. I can't get enough of them! <3

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  7. So feminine and classy dress!!! You look great in this dress :)
    Indeed, the print has something vintage, some special charm but I think with another background it would not look so splendid. The navy blue colour is the key! that`s my fave colour ever :-)

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    1. Thank you Claire! I totally agree with you. The navy background really makes this dress something special. It looks so pretty with the pink flowers!

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  8. Though I've been a customer for 2-3 years, I only recently got super into TD and had trouble telling the difference between the two prints! I recently got the other one on eBay in the shorts but I'm not in love with the style really. Love this dress on you! XO

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    1. Sorry the deep sea coral shorts aren't working for you. It's such a fun and pretty print and I could see it looking so good on you! Maybe it's just the matter of finding the right top to go with it? I hope you will be able to find something in the DSC that you love! Also, thank you Lauren! I am loving this dress and this print! <3

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